emmy_statue-797829We are very happy to announce that WAR/DANCE, Shine Global’s first feature documentary, won two Emmy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Documentary at the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony in New York on September 27th, 2010.

Congratulations to Sean and Andrea Nix Fine, the directors of the film, to Susan MacLaury and Albie Hecht, the producers of the film and the founders of Shine Global, and to everyone else who was involved in the making of WAR/DANCE.

WAR/DANCE follows three remarkable children in the northern Uganda war zone, Nancy, Rose, and Dominic, as they transform from victims of war into triumphant young adults.  For the past two decades, the children of the Acholi tribe in northern Uganda have been caught in the middle of a horrific war between the country’s leadership and a rebel force, the Lord’s Resistance Army. But when the internally displaced persons camp’s primary school unexpectedly wins a regional music competition, the opportunity to compete nationally in Kampala brings with it the forgotten chance to dream.

Stay tuned for the release of WAR/DANCE RETURNS coming soon online!

In the summer of 2008, director Sean Fine, executive producer Susan MacLaury, and the original “War Dance” film crew traveled back to Uganda for the first time since “War Dance” was filmed. Finally, the people of Uganda were able to watch “War Dance,” the film dedicated to sharing their story with the world. Approximately 7-10 thousand people came to see the film in the Patongo camp, making a lasting impression on the entire crew as well as Rose, Nancy, and Dominic.

Rose, Nancy, and Dominic have blossomed into strong and determined young adults who have become leaders in their community. They are admired for their strength and courage, and their hope shines brighter than ever.